Silverchair's new album has entered the Australian top 40 charts at #1 today. The disc was clearly the country's most popular release of the week, matching the chart topping feats of all three previous Silverchair albums. Diorama has already been certified gold and is well on its way to platinum sales success in the group's homeland.

These commercial achievements follow on the heels of the the band's best ever critical reception with their new album being broadly acclaimed for its artistic merit last week.

"Silverchair would like to thank everybody who has welcomed this new CD", said the band's manager, John Watson. "Very few artists these days would be able to go three years without releasing new music and still debut at #1 on the charts. This success has been made possible by their very loyal audience and this is something that is never taken for granted."